Brown Baby Ear

(Say, 1831)

Sinum maculatum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 454498

Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 25-40

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell looks like a compressed globe with an especially large body whorl and a rounded spire. It is typically white with spiral bands of brown.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0.3 to 70 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Sinum maculatum (Say, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419768 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579?699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico?Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.